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Title: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on March 31, 2009, 04:53:13 PM
I haven't heard the Manics get much of a mention on this group, so I thought it's about time they got one  ;)

They have been making music for 20 years. There is quite a difference between their Richey era ( Generation Terrorists, Gold Against the Soul, The Holy Bible) and post- Richey material when they became a 3-piece (Everything Must Go onwards). They are great live and I've seen them many times. James Dean Bradfield is a great guitarist playing his trademark white Gibson. The Holy Bible in particular is quite a tough listen. They had much more commercial success post Richey and developed a slightly more melodic sound. Everything Must Go and This is My Truth Tell Me Yours were classic albums with anthems like Design for Life and If You Tolerate This. They scored an unexpected first number one of the new millennium with Masses Against the Classes. Their next 2 albums weren't quite as good but 2007's Send Away the Tigers was a real return to form and the band seemed passionate and angry again.

Their 9th studio album 'Journal for Plague Lovers' will be an interesting one, because it features lyrics written by Richey.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on March 31, 2009, 05:17:06 PM
It's about time, I'm in!

But I don't think they'll get much love round here unfortunately, they didn't really show up on the radar outside of Europe for some reason, which is a real shame because they are truly amazing. I've been hooked since Everything Must Go came out when I was like 14 or 15. I remember when I heard A Design For Life for the first time, I knew it was something pretty special. It changed my life really, it changed my music taste, my appearance. I suppose the Manics, along with Placebo and a few other bands helped make me what I am today. They all came into my life at such an important time, now here I am 13 years later, I'm kind of stuck with them! Forever!

And that's not a bad thing!  ;)

Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on April 03, 2009, 05:51:22 PM
Surely there's more than two of us here that appreaciate this fantastic band???
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Nagrom99 on April 03, 2009, 07:05:29 PM
If You Tolerate This....one of the best non-U2 tracks EVER!!!!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Mr. T on April 03, 2009, 08:19:17 PM
La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh) is probably my fave.

It's delicate thunder.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ForeverDelayed on April 03, 2009, 08:34:32 PM
My screenname is a Manics reference, so I guess you could say I'm a fan ;)

The Holy Bible is one of the bleakest most depressing albums ever recorded, yet something about it is just exhilarating. One of the top albums of the 90's for sure. Every album is pretty good for the most part, just a few awkward songs here and there. It's a shame no one over here in the states knows who they are. Everytime I play them for someone they say "wow this is great! How have I never heard of these guys until now???"
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Mr. T on April 03, 2009, 08:36:53 PM
I think they still split their royalties 4 ways, have an account set up for Richey.

The guys been missing for like 15 years. That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ForeverDelayed on April 03, 2009, 08:49:35 PM
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I think they still split their royalties 4 ways, have an account set up for Richey.

The guys been missing for like 15 years. That's pretty cool.
They just recently proclaimed him dead. I don't have a link offhand, but it shouldn't be too hard to find, they posted about it on their myspace. Must be crazy to be hoping for years and then finally have to admit that he's most likely never going to be found.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ITM on April 03, 2009, 09:13:12 PM
Love MSP.

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours is one of my favourite albums all time, and certainly of the nineties.

For a moment there, and especially on the album's first half, I had once thought, "Could these guys continue when and where U2 leave off?"

Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: miami on April 04, 2009, 07:53:34 AM
i love the manics. i think this is my truth is their finest hour, and contrary to most, i prefer the second half of the album. black dog and be natural are up there with the finest stuff they have ever written.

i rate the album lifeblood a close second to this is my truth. 1985, repel ghosts, solitude and empty souls are all GREAT tracks on a great album.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Dark Angel on April 04, 2009, 08:46:42 AM
¬_¬ sure when i make a thread about them eveyone igmores it but when some one else does its like: OMG!!!!!!!


I smell a conspiracey!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: DGordon1 on April 04, 2009, 11:06:34 AM
I've only heard some Manics, but they've got some awesome songs. La Tristesse Durera, Design for Life, Motorcycle Emptiness, Tsunami and If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next are favourites of mine.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on April 04, 2009, 03:03:36 PM
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I've only heard some Manics, but they've got some awesome songs. La Tristesse Durera, Design for Life, Motorcycle Emptiness, Tsunami and If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next are favourites of mine.

those are great songs - their last album - 2007's Send Away the Tigers was great.
It had the singles 'Your Love Alone Is Not Enough' with vocals from Nina from the Cardigans
and 'Autumnsong'. Easily as good as their 90s output.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: EdgeLike on April 04, 2009, 04:06:01 PM
They are a great band from what I've heard. I recently aqcuired their entire discography, though I haven't listened to all of it.

Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ForeverDelayed on April 04, 2009, 11:27:12 PM
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i love the manics. i think this is my truth is their finest hour, and contrary to most, i prefer the second half of the album. black dog and be natural are up there with the finest stuff they have ever written.

i rate the album lifeblood a close second to this is my truth. 1985, repel ghosts, solitude and empty souls are all GREAT tracks on a great album.
This Is My Truth... is definitely my #2 Manics' album, but Holy Bible is just so damn good. And I totally agree with you about Lifeblood, it's criminally overlooked. Full of amazing songs, and I love the production, it almost sounds like a U2 album at times.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on April 05, 2009, 06:20:24 PM
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i love the manics. i think this is my truth is their finest hour, and contrary to most, i prefer the second half of the album. black dog and be natural are up there with the finest stuff they have ever written.

i rate the album lifeblood a close second to this is my truth. 1985, repel ghosts, solitude and empty souls are all GREAT tracks on a great album.
This Is My Truth... is definitely my #2 Manics' album, but Holy Bible is just so damn good. And I totally agree with you about Lifeblood, it's criminally overlooked. Full of amazing songs, and I love the production, it almost sounds like a U2 album at times.

The Holy Bible is an amazing album. It took me years to really get my head round it though! I love Die In The Summertime.

I also agree Lifeblood is a great album. Know Your Enemy is another great Manics album that gets overlooked way too much. It's a work of genius. And it has Introvenous Agnostic on it which is one of my all time fave Manics songs. Plus there's Ocean Spray & Let Robeson Sing, both as good as anything they've done.  :)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ForeverDelayed on April 05, 2009, 10:28:54 PM
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i love the manics. i think this is my truth is their finest hour, and contrary to most, i prefer the second half of the album. black dog and be natural are up there with the finest stuff they have ever written.

i rate the album lifeblood a close second to this is my truth. 1985, repel ghosts, solitude and empty souls are all GREAT tracks on a great album.
This Is My Truth... is definitely my #2 Manics' album, but Holy Bible is just so damn good. And I totally agree with you about Lifeblood, it's criminally overlooked. Full of amazing songs, and I love the production, it almost sounds like a U2 album at times.

The Holy Bible is an amazing album. It took me years to really get my head round it though! I love Die In The Summertime.

I also agree Lifeblood is a great album. Know Your Enemy is another great Manics album that gets overlooked way too much. It's a work of genius. And it has Introvenous Agnostic on it which is one of my all time fave Manics songs. Plus there's Ocean Spray & Let Robeson Sing, both as good as anything they've done.  :)
I will never understand why so many people absolutely hate Know Your Enemy. Sure it jumps all over the place stylistically, but there really isn't a bad song on it, and like you said, some of them rank amongst their best. It almost plays like a retrospective, summing up every direction they attempted in the previous decade or so, and doing it quite well. If I wanted to introduce someone to the Manics, KYE would be the album I chose, and depending on which songs they liked I'd know what other albums to recommend.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on April 06, 2009, 05:00:31 AM
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It's a shame no one over here in the states knows who they are. Everytime I play them for someone they say "wow this is great! How have I never heard of these guys until now???"

I just noticed this post you made earlier, very interesting comment. You know, there have been loads of bands over the years who have been massive in UK & Europe, who make really catchy anthemic songs but for some reason fail to crack America. I often wondered what the reaction would be if someone played some of these songs to fans of similar music from the US. And you've kinda proved what I thought. Just because your from America doesn't mean your not going to enjoy this music! So why then, do these bands fail to get noticed over there? Off the top of my head I can think of Placebo, Suede, Ash, Mansun, The Verve, James.....

But then you take a band like The Killers. They are very similar to these kinds of bands. Indeed, that is why they made it big in the UK long before they cracked America. But they did crack America, eventually. So why not the Manics? Or the others I mentioned?

Strange  ??? :-\
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on April 18, 2009, 01:12:47 PM
NEW MANICS MATERIAL!!!  ;D Check out this new manics song...

http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/global/frontpage?cmdr=ip2country/detected

It's called Jackie Collins Existential Question Time, it's on the right hand side near the bottom.

I love it! It's the best thing they've done in ages! Makes me feel 15 again! haha!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on April 18, 2009, 02:20:24 PM
great! You just know with a title like that it was written by Richie..
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ForeverDelayed on April 18, 2009, 11:43:35 PM
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It's a shame no one over here in the states knows who they are. Everytime I play them for someone they say "wow this is great! How have I never heard of these guys until now???"

I just noticed this post you made earlier, very interesting comment. You know, there have been loads of bands over the years who have been massive in UK & Europe, who make really catchy anthemic songs but for some reason fail to crack America. I often wondered what the reaction would be if someone played some of these songs to fans of similar music from the US. And you've kinda proved what I thought. Just because your from America doesn't mean your not going to enjoy this music! So why then, do these bands fail to get noticed over there? Off the top of my head I can think of Placebo, Suede, Ash, Mansun, The Verve, James.....

But then you take a band like The Killers. They are very similar to these kinds of bands. Indeed, that is why they made it big in the UK long before they cracked America. But they did crack America, eventually. So why not the Manics? Or the others I mentioned?

Strange  ??? :-\
It's funny, I actually like all of the bands you mentioned. I've never been able to figure out why they didn't break big in the US either. The same thing goes for Canadian bands - why has no one heard of Sloan, yet Nickelback is on the radio 24/7? I'm starting to think these days in order to get popular in the US you have to suck.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on April 19, 2009, 07:29:17 AM
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I'm starting to think these days in order to get popular in the US you have to suck.

^^ that was very funny!  :D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on April 19, 2009, 07:32:15 AM
What does everyone think of the new track?

I loves it!  ;D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: JoshuasTree on April 19, 2009, 04:46:14 PM
Count me in. I don't know their music that well and only heard two albums,Everything Must Go and This is my secret,show me yours i think its called(I'm hopeless!) But i want to hear more. I love a song of theirs called Motorcycle Emptiness i think,from an early album? Must find more!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on April 19, 2009, 05:33:57 PM
This is My Truth, Tell Me Yours  ;)

Motorcycle Emptiness is a great song - but the album it comes from, their debut 'Generation Terrorists' is probably my least favourite Manics album. It's long at 18 tracks (UK version) and a bit patchy.

Try 2007's Send Away the Tigers - it's a guitar-rock gem and has an excellent cover of Working Class Hero. If you like Everything Must Go and TIMTTMY you'll like this one.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: tucka on April 29, 2009, 12:22:46 PM
i'm selling 2 standing tickets at wolverhampton civic hall on 1st june if anyones interested. i cant go anymore because i have an exam the day after
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Dark Angel on April 29, 2009, 01:50:43 PM
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i'm selling 2 standing tickets at wolverhampton civic hall on 1st june if anyones interested. i cant go anymore because i have an exam the day after

*wimpers* *storms out and slams door*

*cries*
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Post by: JoshuasTree on April 29, 2009, 04:44:38 PM
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i'm selling 2 standing tickets at wolverhampton civic hall on 1st june if anyones interested. i cant go anymore because i have an exam the day after
Ha,used to live near Wolverhampton! I'd have taken em off you if i still lived there!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: EdgeLike on April 30, 2009, 06:16:16 PM
The annoying thing is that I can't understand what James is singing like 99% of the time. :-[.

And the Manics are definitely better than the Killers.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ForeverDelayed on May 02, 2009, 09:07:11 PM
New album has leaked...... and it's amazing! Musically and lyrically it's very much cut from the same fabric as Holy Bible, but with a few surprises to be had. There's a few of those weird little dialog snippets between songs too. It feels like the mid 90's all over again, in a good way. Standout tracks include Me And Stephen Hawking, Peeled Apples, and Facing Page Top Left. Best thing they've done in a decade, easily. I can't wait until the physical release...
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on May 03, 2009, 10:32:59 AM
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New album has leaked...... and it's amazing! Musically and lyrically it's very much cut from the same fabric as Holy Bible, but with a few surprises to be had. There's a few of those weird little dialog snippets between songs too. It feels like the mid 90's all over again, in a good way. Standout tracks include Me And Stephen Hawking, Peeled Apples, and Facing Page Top Left. Best thing they've done in a decade, easily. I can't wait until the physical release...

downloaded it last night.................IT'S MAMMOTH!!

You all need this album.  ;)
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Post by: JoshuasTree on May 03, 2009, 10:55:51 AM
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New album has leaked...... and it's amazing! Musically and lyrically it's very much cut from the same fabric as Holy Bible, but with a few surprises to be had. There's a few of those weird little dialog snippets between songs too. It feels like the mid 90's all over again, in a good way. Standout tracks include Me And Stephen Hawking, Peeled Apples, and Facing Page Top Left. Best thing they've done in a decade, easily. I can't wait until the physical release...

downloaded it last night.................IT'S MAMMOTH!!

You all need this album.  ;)
Damn another album to find money for! ;)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on May 05, 2009, 12:35:16 PM
If you are in the UK -

the Manics are on Later Live tonight on BBC2
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Dark Angel on May 05, 2009, 12:38:44 PM
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If you are in the UK -

the Manics are on Later Live tonight on BBC2

ah you beat me to it!  :D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ayajedi on May 05, 2009, 02:06:26 PM
Top band. Design for Life still gives me chills
It's a shame they don't get more love outside of Europe
Very good live too
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on May 15, 2009, 06:42:27 AM
The new album has been BANNED by 4 of the UK's biggest retail giants because of the artwork!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gobsmacked;

http://new.uk.music.yahoo.com/blogs/snapcrackleandpop/8314/manic-street-preachers-banned/
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Dark Angel on May 15, 2009, 07:21:30 AM
I read they where just going to be put on sale with blank covers over them!



and look the nanny state wins again!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on May 15, 2009, 03:06:25 PM
hmm - I reckon it could give them a load of publicity and maybe increase their album sales.  :P

I'm old enough to remember the whole FGTH Relax debacle.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on July 25, 2009, 05:01:42 AM
I'm really getting in to the Manics new album now. Richey's lyrics are amazing.
My faves our This Joke Sport Severed and Facing Page Top Left.
I can play them on guitar and can put up tabs if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on July 25, 2009, 07:21:00 AM
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I'm really getting in to the Manics new album now. Richey's lyrics are amazing.
My faves our This Joke Sport Severed and Facing Page Top Left.
I can play them on guitar and can put up tabs if anyone's interested.

It's a great album, my 2nd favourite of the year so far. My faves at the moment are Jackie Collins, Me & Steven Hawkins, She Bathed Herself In A Bath Of Bleach and Journal For Plague Lovers, the chorus on the title track is soooo good. I like the ones you mentioned as well. Some of the riffs remind me of REM, like the opening riff on She Bathed...... Facing Page reminds me of Small Black Flowers. The lyrics are amazing, as you say. And some of the titles are classic Manics chaos. I think this album contains some of the finest Manics materiel ever, an instant classic. Probably soon to be my favourite Manics album, I've got it on as I write this, Marlon JD is on now, it's sooo f***ing good!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ABloodRedSky on July 26, 2009, 11:23:55 PM
My favorites have got to be Jackie Collins, Facing Page, Joke Sport Severed. Just really, really phenomenal songs.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on July 27, 2009, 07:25:58 AM
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My favorites have got to be Jackie Collins, Facing Page, Joke Sport Severed. Just really, really phenomenal songs.

wow exactly the same picks as mine...

JFPL isnt that good as i thought...i expected more considering its like the return of Richey

but overall..its a great record once you listen to it a few times.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on July 27, 2009, 05:24:21 PM
I didn't think they would top Send Away the Tigers, but I think they have.
SATT was a great but commercial album in the same vain as EMG and TIMTTMY.

Journal for Plague Lovers is amazing because the music is the perfect accompaniment to Richey's lyrics.
It's like the best bits of the Manics with Richey and post Richey.
I'm even beginning to like the one Nicky Wire sings on  :)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on July 28, 2009, 05:13:50 AM
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I didn't think they would top Send Away the Tigers, but I think they have.
SATT was a great but commercial album in the same vain as EMG and TIMTTMY.

Journal for Plague Lovers is amazing because the music is the perfect accompaniment to Richey's lyrics.
It's like the best bits of the Manics with Richey and post Richey.
I'm even beginning to like the one Nicky Wire sings on  :)


haha, i think im still a dozen short of listens to Nicky's track to like it
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on July 31, 2009, 04:24:38 AM
I think every album they've done is amazing. And no two albums are the same. Unlike most people I think all of their 2000's output is amazing.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ABloodRedSky on August 09, 2010, 12:30:42 AM
Yeesh, this thread has been dead for a while!

I don't know if there are very many big MSP fans here, but I heard the new single and still don't know what to think of it. And yet again, they are touring UK and this time Japan and Australia, but not the US. *long suffering sigh* :D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on August 09, 2010, 03:28:57 PM
Hey thanks for reviving this thread. I bumped into James Dean Bradfield At Paddington Station in London on Friday!!! I was completely starstruck. They're certainly getting prolific these days, 3 albums in a 3 year period, and some of their best work.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Lemon-Twist on August 09, 2010, 04:04:10 PM
Slash n Burn is class
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on August 09, 2010, 08:08:46 PM
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Hey thanks for reviving this thread. I bumped into James Dean Bradfield At Paddington Station in London on Friday!!! I was completely starstruck. They're certainly getting prolific these days, 3 albums in a 3 year period, and some of their best work.

How was James? Did you really bumped into him? as in literally? DID YOU MAKE HIM SPILL HIS COFFEE????  :D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on August 09, 2010, 08:30:24 PM
In heaven. My almost favourite band in my most favourite venue ever. Melbourne's forum theatre.

This will be epic. Sydney and Adelaide will be on my list too.
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Post by: deco20 on August 09, 2010, 08:37:00 PM
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In heaven. My almost favourite band in my most favourite venue ever. Melbourne's forum theatre.

This will be epic. Sydney and Adelaide will be on my list too.

you lucky punk.  :D
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Post by: briscoetheque on August 09, 2010, 08:46:10 PM
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In heaven. My almost favourite band in my most favourite venue ever. Melbourne's forum theatre.

This will be epic. Sydney and Adelaide will be on my list too.

you lucky punk.  :D

Air Asia mate. DO IT :-)
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Post by: deco20 on August 09, 2010, 09:11:16 PM
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In heaven. My almost favourite band in my most favourite venue ever. Melbourne's forum theatre.

This will be epic. Sydney and Adelaide will be on my list too.

you lucky punk.  :D

Air Asia mate. DO IT :-)
I cant! In the middle of my second schooling semester. Flooded with writing assignments. Straight away after graduation, I'm off to the military for 2 years (because I'm actually Jason Bourne).

Its all right, the Manics will still be alive around 2013. Unless the band does a Richey. Which if they do, I will personally find them and drag them back to the stage.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on August 10, 2010, 09:06:40 AM
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Hey thanks for reviving this thread. I bumped into James Dean Bradfield At Paddington Station in London on Friday!!! I was completely starstruck. They're certainly getting prolific these days, 3 albums in a 3 year period, and some of their best work.

How was James? Did you really bumped into him? as in literally? DID YOU MAKE HIM SPILL HIS COFFEE????  :D

yes it was the man himself. I was going up the up escalator and he was going down the down escalator, so didn't really have time for a chat but just said hello!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on August 10, 2010, 09:12:09 AM
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In heaven. My almost favourite band in my most favourite venue ever. Melbourne's forum theatre.

This will be epic. Sydney and Adelaide will be on my list too.

you lucky punk.  :D

Air Asia mate. DO IT :-)
I cant! In the middle of my second schooling semester. Flooded with writing assignments. Straight away after graduation, I'm off to the military for 2 years (because I'm actually Jason Bourne).

Its all right, the Manics will still be alive around 2013. Unless the band does a Richey. Which if they do, I will personally find them and drag them back to the stage.

What better time to write that 7 hours each way...

Singapore nash service you poor bugger.

Friend from when I lived over there had to go to extreme lengths to get out of it - tore his anterior cruciate playing for the military army team. Full reconstruction and medical discharge.

He thought it was a good deal.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ABloodRedSky on August 10, 2010, 01:27:52 PM
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Hey thanks for reviving this thread. I bumped into James Dean Bradfield At Paddington Station in London on Friday!!! I was completely starstruck. They're certainly getting prolific these days, 3 albums in a 3 year period, and some of their best work.

How was James? Did you really bumped into him? as in literally? DID YOU MAKE HIM SPILL HIS COFFEE????  :D

yes it was the man himself. I was going up the up escalator and he was going down the down escalator, so didn't really have time for a chat but just said hello!

Great man. Threw his guitar pick to my friend when we saw them front row GA in Dublin. That said, so jealous. :D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on August 15, 2010, 08:48:54 PM
Got my tickets for Melbourne and Sydney. Bloody brilliant.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on September 30, 2010, 11:33:45 PM
And Adelaide.

Thoughts on Postcards?

I bloody love it. Took me a couple of listens, it's definitely not 'the follow up to Journal for Plague Lovers', you could obviously take JFPL to be the bookend of The Holy Bible.

Postcards from a Young Man is, to me, the bookend for Everything Must Go, with Send Away The Tigers in the middle.

It has some utterly amazing songs on it, but none better in my opinion than Some Kind Of Nothingness with Ian McCullough of Echo & The Bunnymen.

It uses soaring strings and a choir in a way that Moment of Surrender only wishes it could. It's the song I desperately wanted MoS to be I reckon.

The album is superb and I can't wait to see them in November.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on October 13, 2010, 06:57:00 PM
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Postcards from a Young Man is, to me, the bookend for Everything Must Go, with Send Away The Tigers in the middle.

I'd agree with that, although it's not a patch on EMG.

It took me a few listens too but I'm starting to like it now.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 13, 2010, 08:49:59 PM
Looks like they are touring the US in March/April according to Sean.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Boom Cha! on October 13, 2010, 08:56:04 PM
I've heard a lot of good things, but I don't think I've ever listened to the Manic Street Preachers.

I'd love to see what all the fuss is about. Any ideas on which album to start with?
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 13, 2010, 09:40:08 PM
There are, to me, two distinct Manic Street Preachers type sounds...

With Richey, Without Richey.

With Richey... angry, aggressive, brilliantly written (both musically and lyrically) but a heavier sound.
Generation Terrorists
Gold Against The Soul
The Holy Bible
Journal For Plague Lovers (released last year, but with all lyrics written by Richey)

Without Richey... generally a fuller, more produced sound (think strings and grandiose soaring stuff)
This is My Truth
Send Away The Tigers
Lifeblood
Postcards from a Young Man

I reckon Everything Must Go and Know Your Enemy are a mixture of both sounds, with Everything Must Go being far superior to KYE.

I think The Holy Bible and Journal For Plague Lovers are their most brilliant Richey albums.

I think Postcards from a Young Man and This is My Truth are their most brilliant non-Richey Albums.

Everything must go is a great starting point for you as it's a brilliant 50/50 album. 

I'm not being very committal here...

OK, here's my advice.

Get Generation Terrorists - it's their first and shows you precisely where they came from.
Get The Holy Bible - it goes some way to conveying how Richey was feeling and giving some background to his disappearance
Get Everything Must Go - a most amazing effort from a band going through grief and confusion, but finding a way of dealing with both through music.
Get Postcards from a Young Man - to show how far this band have come whilst maturing

Of course 'Forever Delayed', their compilation gives you a great cross section too.

Personally, I think The Holy Bible is the greatest album of all time. by anyone. Ever.

Doesn't mean it's always my favourite.

But I think it's the best.


Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on October 13, 2010, 09:43:40 PM
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I've heard a lot of good things, but I don't think I've ever listened to the Manic Street Preachers.

I'd love to see what all the fuss is about. Any ideas on which album to start with?

If you're a fan of U2's ATYCLB, go listen to Manics's Send Away The Tigers.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: ABloodRedSky on October 13, 2010, 10:08:28 PM
Boom! You didn't tell me! I'll be more than glad to point out key tracks from the Manics!

I started with Forever Delayed...they had a song on there I don't think was released elsewhere: "There by the Grace of God." I think it's a brilliant, universally-appealing song. But that compilation definitely gives you a good introduction to the band. Then of course I'd say Generation Terrorists, The Holy Bible, Send Away the Tigers and Journal for Plague Lovers. I haven't heard the new album yet though.

And um...TOURING THE US?! I need to check this out!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 13, 2010, 11:26:27 PM
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I've heard a lot of good things, but I don't think I've ever listened to the Manic Street Preachers.

I'd love to see what all the fuss is about. Any ideas on which album to start with?

If you're a fan of U2's ATYCLB, go listen to Manics's Send Away The Tigers.

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Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 13, 2010, 11:28:39 PM
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And um...TOURING THE US?! I need to check this out!

Not quite official yet, but from Sean's mouth here (http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/23/anglophenia.jsp?bc_id=1897)

Quote
Any plans for an American tour?

Yeah, definitely. We're looking at March/April next year. We're not gonna wait 10 more years to come see you guys and drive coast to coast! We loved it and got a lot of inspiration from our last trip to the States.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on October 14, 2010, 12:05:50 AM
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I've heard a lot of good things, but I don't think I've ever listened to the Manic Street Preachers.

I'd love to see what all the fuss is about. Any ideas on which album to start with?

If you're a fan of U2's ATYCLB, go listen to Manics's Send Away The Tigers.

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Am I not right?  ;D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 14, 2010, 12:18:49 AM
Quote from: Deco20
Am I not right?

Well, you are. if I choose to interpret it as follows...

"If you're a fan of U2's ATYCLB, go listen to Manics 'Send Away The Tigers'... then you'll reconsider being a fan of U2's ATYCLB as you quickly realise what music CAN sound like"

 ;D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on October 14, 2010, 07:25:24 AM
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Quote from: Deco20
Am I not right?

Well, you are. if I choose to interpret it as follows...

"If you're a fan of U2's ATYCLB, go listen to Manics 'Send Away The Tigers'... then you'll reconsider being a fan of U2's ATYCLB as you quickly realise what music CAN sound like"

 ;D


 ;D ;D

I don't really see any comparisons between the two. But I would recommend Send Away the Tigers to someone new to the Manics. It's catchy and commercial but also manages to be angry and loud! And it's only 36 minutes long - there's no filler.
Generation Terrorists is IMO their worst album, it's too long and the quality control dips a bit - having said that it contains the sublime Motorcycle Emptiness and You Love Us.
The Holy Bible is awesome but quite a difficult listen, so not for the light-hearted!
Everything Must Go and TIMTTMY are similar but EMG is better and the singles (Design for Life, Kevin Carter and title track are great)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 14, 2010, 06:04:35 PM
Generation Terrorists... yeah it probably is 2-3 tracks too long but Stay Beautiful, You Love Us, Love's Sweet Exile, Little Baby Nothing (which I just wish Kylie had agreed to sing  ;D), Born To End, Motorcycle, Slash & Burn, Spectators of Suicide...

Well they are all superb.

I can do without Crucifix Kiss, Methadone Pretty, and Damn Dog if I have to.

I think Lifeblood is their worst. Bloated and misguided.

I like Tigers, but HATE Autumnsong.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on October 14, 2010, 06:58:08 PM
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Generation Terrorists... yeah it probably is 2-3 tracks too long but Stay Beautiful, You Love Us, Love's Sweet Exile, Little Baby Nothing (which I just wish Kylie had agreed to sing  ;D), Born To End, Motorcycle, Slash & Burn, Spectators of Suicide...

Well they are all superb.

I can do without Crucifix Kiss, Methadone Pretty, and Damn Dog if I have to.

I think Lifeblood is their worst. Bloated and misguided.

I like Tigers, but HATE Autumnsong.

The similarities of our musical dislikes is amazing!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 14, 2010, 07:37:10 PM
Seriously Deco, skip school mate and come to Melbourne on the 20th Nov. Will be a massive show. Air Asia. Cheap. DO IT!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on October 14, 2010, 07:56:54 PM
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Seriously Deco, skip school mate and come to Melbourne on the 20th Nov. Will be a massive show. Air Asia. Cheap. DO IT!

Cant.

Hey, just listened to Postcards from A Young Man. It's all strings.

Some Kind Of Nothingness is definitely my new favourite Manics song. Ian's deep voice goes well with the lightness of James.
Though, I hope their next album would be less "fuller".   :)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 14, 2010, 08:03:08 PM
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Seriously Deco, skip school mate and come to Melbourne on the 20th Nov. Will be a massive show. Air Asia. Cheap. DO IT!

Cant.

WHAT did you just call ME???
 ;)



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Hey, just listened to Postcards from A Young Man. It's all strings.

Some Kind Of Nothingness is definitely my new favourite Manics song. Ian's deep voice goes well with the lightness of James.
Though, I hope their next album would be less "fuller".   :)

Yeah I love Nothingness. It's actually got a fair bit of 'Some Kind of Bliss', the tune they wrote for Kylie about it...

There are a heap of strings, but I think it works. Grandiose without being pompous, a full sound without it overwhelming the songs...
Title: Top 10 Manic Street Preachers tunes
Post by: Spaceman on October 15, 2010, 06:37:30 PM
1. Intravenous Agnostic
2. Marlon JD
3. A Design For Life
4. Die In The Summertime
5. Australia
6. Everything Must Go
7. If You Tolerate This...
8. There By The Grace Of God
9. Motorcycle Emptiness
10. Roses In The Hospital

Out of all the top 10 lists that have saturated this forum in recent weeks, that was definitely the hardest one.

In fact, to be honest it's probaby already out of date.

God I love this band.
Title: Re: Top 10 Manic Street Preachers tunes
Post by: briscoetheque on October 15, 2010, 07:15:50 PM
had to happen!

And of course I must try and narrow it to 10. how?

Ok...

1. Stay Beautiful
2. Yes
3. Me and Steven Hawking
4. Little Baby Nothing
5. Faster
6. 4st 7lb
7. This Joke Sport Severed
8. La Tristesse
9. You Love Us
10. Australia

Wow is that 10 already? How did some kind of nothingness not get a gig there....... Yikes.
Title: Re: Top 10 Manic Street Preachers tunes
Post by: briscoetheque on October 15, 2010, 07:17:04 PM
and Wow... Intravenous agnostic your number 1? Double Wow... I mean, I don't dislike it but you must really love it! Nice one...
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on October 16, 2010, 08:24:34 AM
Just completed the 10th listen to Postcards. I'd have to give it a 3 out of 5. First half of the album was fantastic. It went downhill soon after.

I just realized that the strings make the album sound grand and big, adjectives we usually associate with U2's music but yet, U2 hardly uses strings in their songs. The power of The Edge, I guess.

Briscoe, I dont know if I'm nuts but I just discovered why I love Some Kind Of Nothingness so much. It bears a resemblance to the song, Life Is Beautiful by some boy band.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on October 17, 2010, 10:14:39 AM
Why has the Top 10 Manics Songs thread been merged with the Manics Appreciation thread?  ???

Madness!

While you're at it why not merge the Top 10 Killers Tunes with the Killers appreciation? And the Oasis top 10 with the Oasis appreciation? And the REM ones? Blur? The Verve? Doves? I could go on.

What's so different about the Manics?
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on October 17, 2010, 07:54:28 PM
YES! This is BUREAUCRACY GONE MAD!

 :D :D :D


Clearly it was the Manics top 10 straw that broke the camel's back. We can't have appreciation threads, threads of awesomeness, threads of enduring love, and threads of carnal intentions being DROWNED by a Manics top 10 thread.

I think this is racist. Clearly because the Manics are Welsh they are being persecuted here and it's time it was STOPPED.

Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on October 17, 2010, 10:20:23 PM
 :D

Right on!

It's a bloody disgrace.

It's not their fault they're Welsh!  :D
Title: Re: Top 10 Manic Street Preachers tunes
Post by: Tumbling Dice on October 18, 2010, 12:48:11 PM
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had to happen!

And of course I must try and narrow it to 10. how?

Ok...

1. Stay Beautiful
2. Yes
3. Me and Steven Hawking
4. Little Baby Nothing
5. Faster
6. 4st 7lb
7. This Joke Sport Severed
8. La Tristessa
9. You Love Us
10. Australia

Wow is that 10 already? How did some kind of nothingness not get a gig there....... Yikes.


Briscoe participating in a Top 10 thread!  What's the world coming to. ???

btw Little Baby Nothing is my brother's favourite song of all time.


Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on November 16, 2010, 03:35:38 PM
They are finally back in Australia after 11 years. Saw them in Sydney on Monday night, and met the three of them afterwards. Just a brilliant bunch of guys with so much time for their fans...

OK, some pictures...

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A very dark venue and an apparent addiction to red tungsten lighting made it difficult with the small camera.

Here's the setlist... managed to get it signed

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Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Lemon-Twist on November 17, 2010, 05:44:42 AM
1. The Everlasting
2. Faster
3. She Is Suffering
4. Motorcycle emptiness
5. Ready For Drowning
6. Masses against the Classes
7. If You Tolerate this. . .
8. Everything Must Go
9. Life Becoming a Landslide
10. Stay Beautiful

Only been listening to the manics for around 6 months these are my favs at the moment
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on November 17, 2010, 10:43:42 AM
Nice one Brischoe, good job. Love the black & white pic of Nicky. Really surprised at that setlist actually. Nothing from Journal and only three off the new record, buried in the setlist. It's good to see bands do that, no one wants a setlist that's made up of mostly new songs, especially in a country that hasn't seen the band for 11 years. Are you going to any other dates?
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: The Promenade on November 17, 2010, 10:54:07 AM

The Holy Bible used to be my fave album. I was obsessed with Richie as any self respecting alienated skinny white boy in eye liner was. They lost me after EMG but here's my list anyway...

This Is Yesterday
Roses In The Hospital
Die In the Summertime
Faster
Life Becoming a Landslide
La Tristesse
Motorcycle Emptiness
Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier
4st. 7lbs
Yes

Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on November 17, 2010, 01:19:05 PM
promenade - you'll love journal for plague lovers

And Yep... Off to Adelaide today then melbourne on saturday.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Spaceman on November 17, 2010, 02:03:28 PM
My name isn't yep :D

Good stuff mate, I wish I was in your shoes right now. It's great following bands around like that, being recognised on the second or third night and having a chat about it!! Try to get the setlist again mate!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on November 19, 2010, 03:21:08 AM
Wow. Adelaide was fking amazing, Sydney was fun but Adelaide was nuts. Never would have predicted that.

Some obligatory pics i took...

Pre show....

Was pretty happy to see James's LP Custom getting a restring. I could do anything but touch or breath on it.

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Sean decided to help me out with a photo...
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James & Nick obliging as always
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Then some from the shows

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That elusive mid air shot... best I managed in the low light
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There are currently shots from Sydney and Adelaide at my website (more than these)

http://east13photography.com/livemusic (http://east13photography.com/livemusic)

Pics 1-33 are Sydney
Pics 34 - 98 are Adelaide
Pics 99 - will be Melbourne.

After the show James actually asked "did you get some good smudges on the camera tonight mate?"

Some of em aren't toooooo smudgy :-)

Got to say, the 3 lads have been so brilliant all tour. Always chatting to the fans, and not just small talk either, some really good discussions about aussie music (I spoke to James about the Hoodoo Gurus for a while after he namechecked them in the show), about cricket, laryngitis, the Big Day Out and Kylie.

Just think this band is amazing. If you get the chance to see them, do it.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on November 20, 2010, 02:17:58 PM
great photos Brisco. Not surprising that most of the material they played was 90s stuff if they haven't toured there for such a long time. And they had to do Australia  ;)

I think this period 2007- is a bit of a golden period for the Manics. Three cracking albums in 4 years and another one already on the go!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: deco20 on December 04, 2010, 05:29:07 PM
http://music.aol.co.uk/2010/11/30/manic-street-preachers-strictly-come-dancing/

According to a tweet from the band, Manic Street Preachers will be performing on Sunday's (5 December) 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

This gets the biggest "WTH" for me in a month of WikiLeaks and World Cup controvesy.

But it's all right. I'll still love them.

Thank zeus that U2 doesnt plan to pull something like this.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on December 04, 2010, 09:07:39 PM
Yeah, that's a headspin alright...
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: zedg on December 05, 2010, 03:06:05 AM
Damn Briscoe, golden photos.. only just stumbled on this page.
I was so looking forward to seeing them on the 15th Syd, but actually had a flight to Boracay booked for my Mates wedding  ON THE SAME DAY.. Of all days.. so i sold the tick, missed out..  Would have definitely begged for a setlist and gotten it signed afterwards.. (very easy to do at Metro)..

New album is golden.. so uplifting, feel-good..
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on December 05, 2010, 05:25:26 AM
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Damn Briscoe, golden photos.. only just stumbled on this page.
I was so looking forward to seeing them on the 15th Syd, but actually had a flight to Boracay booked for my Mates wedding  ON THE SAME DAY.. Of all days.. so i sold the tick, missed out..  Would have definitely begged for a setlist and gotten it signed afterwards.. (very easy to do at Metro)..

New album is golden.. so uplifting, feel-good..

Yeah Metro gig was great. (I did prefer Adelaide and Melbourne... but that was more down to crowd than the band).

Was great to meet them afterwards. There's lots more shots on my site: http://east13photography.com (http://east13photography.com)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 16, 2010, 09:21:21 PM
So, uh, guys, I think I may now be among you in terms of Manics appreciation.

I'm listening to This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours and am enjoying it immensely. The first two tracks in particular. It all started this morning when I woke up with If You Tolerate ... replaying itself in my head. It was a sign.  :D
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on December 17, 2010, 12:08:14 AM
Thanks for joining us... shameyou missed seeing them!!!

If you liked This is my truth, try postcards. You'll love it
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2010, 12:11:40 AM
Cheers Briscoe. I always seem to discover bands after they come here, like U2 in '06.  :D

I'll check out Postcards later on.  :)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on December 17, 2010, 07:38:55 AM
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Cheers Briscoe. I always seem to discover bands after they come here, like U2 in '06.  :D

I'll check out Postcards later on.  :)

Try Everything Must Go and Send Away the Tigers - probably their most catchy stuff.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2010, 07:40:16 AM
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Cheers Briscoe. I always seem to discover bands after they come here, like U2 in '06.  :D

I'll check out Postcards later on.  :)

Try Everything Must Go and Send Away the Tigers - probably their most catchy stuff.

No problem.  :)
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on May 01, 2013, 12:54:54 AM
Took them 11 years to return to Australia in 2010, now they're back again after 3. Stoked. And we only have to wait 7 weeks between announcement and shows!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: TongueInMyEar on May 01, 2013, 03:52:07 AM
Was a fan of their bigger hits when I was younger (Design For Life, If You Tolerate This, Everything Must Go etc...), but only really appreciated how good they were when I bought Holy Bible.

Saw them live in Glasgow a few years ago and they were phenomenal.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: TongueInMyEar on May 01, 2013, 04:00:50 AM
Oh and I'll have a go at my top 10, no order:

1. Motorcycle Emptiness (I had a great live version my mate gave me years ago, I have no idea where from)
2. Yes
3. Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit'sworldwouldfallapart
4. Revol
5. Faster
6. 4st 7lb
7. A Design For Life
8. Everything Must Go
9. If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
10. This Is Yesterday

As you can see it's heavy on Holy Bible tracks
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on May 02, 2013, 01:45:58 AM
I'm pretty sure I've got a top ten somewhere in this thread but I'll do it again and see how different it turns out...

I'm with you on the holy bible. Top 5 albums of all time for me that one.

1. Yes
2. Stay Beautiful
3. Roses in the Hospital
4. Faster
5. Me & Steven Hawking
6. 4st 7lbs
7. Motorcycle Emptiness
8. This is Yesterday
9. Little Baby Nothing
10. PCP

Staggeringly good band.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: TongueInMyEar on May 02, 2013, 03:01:48 AM
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I'm pretty sure I've got a top ten somewhere in this thread but I'll do it again and see how different it turns out...

I'm with you on the holy bible. Top 5 albums of all time for me that one.

1. Yes
2. Stay Beautiful
3. Roses in the Hospital
4. Faster
5. Me & Steven Hawking
6. 4st 7lbs
7. Motorcycle Emptiness
8. This is Yesterday
9. Little Baby Nothing
10. PCP

Staggeringly good band.

Nice. I should really buy more of their albums, can't see any topping Holy Bible though.

Did they not say they were retiring a few years ago? I'm sure the tour I saw them on was their last UK tour in 2010. Anyway glad that they're back.

Here's the setlist from when I saw them:

        Sleepflower
        Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
        Motorcycle Emptiness
        (It's Not War) Just the End of Love
        Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
        Roses in the Hospital
        Postcards From A Young Man
        This Is Yesterday
        Kevin Carter
        Some Kind Of Nothingness
        Autumnsong
        Hazelton Avenue
        Motown Junk
        If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
        Stay Beautiful
        (Acoustic)
        You Stole the Sun From My Heart
        (Acoustic)
        Faster
        Empty Souls
        The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
        Tsunami
        Ocean Spray
        You Love Us
        A Design for Life

Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Zooropean on July 15, 2013, 12:03:42 AM
A bit old, but it's always nice to see James do something unexpected.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voaoyOy_zMQ
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on July 15, 2013, 01:21:29 AM
I love that!

They played Revol at the Aussie shows last week. So good to hear that.

Caught them 3 times in 2 weeks, Melbourne, then a free gig at Melbourne's fed square, then up in Sydney.

Absolutely brilliant stuff. Can't wait to hear the new album(s).
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Post by: marvgadgie on July 15, 2013, 02:29:25 PM
I saw 'em twice back in the mid 90's when they were still a four piece. They were by a country mile the best band at Glastonbury in 1994 and I listened to the bootleg tape I bought of their set the morning after over and over again for months. Have dipped in and out over the years but still love the first three LP's.
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Post by: briscoetheque on July 15, 2013, 07:51:18 PM
I wish I'd seen them as a 4 piece. Not that Richey did anything... but just the whole aura around them.

They first toured here in 1999, remains to this day in the top handful of shows I've been to. 2010 was a great tour and this one just gone was a complete celebration.

Saw them in Dublin in 99 as well which was a cracking gig as well.

The Holy Bible is my all time favourite album. Lyrically without any peer.
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Post by: briscoetheque on August 31, 2014, 08:20:18 AM
20 years ago this week, this band released the Holy Bible. It remains probably my favourite album of all time. It fights with a few others but there's none other like it. Absolute genius lyrically, musically, and so out of step with everything that was going on at the same time in the UK...

Happy (?) Birthday to the Holy Bible. And Rest, or live, in peace Richey Edwards...
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Post by: macfoley on August 31, 2014, 11:01:44 AM
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I wish I'd seen them as a 4 piece. Not that Richey did anything... but just the whole aura around them.

They first toured here in 1999, remains to this day in the top handful of shows I've been to. 2010 was a great tour and this one just gone was a complete celebration.

Saw them in Dublin in 99 as well which was a cracking gig as well.

The Holy Bible is my all time favourite album. Lyrically without any peer.

Holy Bible is a fantastic album and certainly a refined, aggressive album that defines them.

I saw them in Plymouth on their greatest hits tour and it was a really good gig and they sounded fantastic live. Also met James in Amsterdam in a random situation in the streets. Quite a smallish fellow he is.
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Post by: briscoetheque on August 31, 2014, 06:07:15 PM
James is tiny. I'm about the same height as Nicky, whereas James would be lucky to come to my shoulder. Great guys though, always up for a chat.
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Post by: an tha on September 01, 2014, 02:45:42 AM
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20 years ago this week, this band released the Holy Bible. It remains probably my favourite album of all time. It fights with a few others but there's none other like it. Absolute genius lyrically, musically, and so out of step with everything that was going on at the same time in the UK...

Happy (?) Birthday to the Holy Bible. And Rest, or live, in peace Richey Edwards...

An album of epic tortured beauty and pain....

The way James fitted the music around Richeys words and still managed to create tunes that stuck in your head was an incredible feat.

I love that album.
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Post by: an tha on September 01, 2014, 02:51:23 AM
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I'm pretty sure I've got a top ten somewhere in this thread but I'll do it again and see how different it turns out...

I'm with you on the holy bible. Top 5 albums of all time for me that one.

1. Yes
2. Stay Beautiful
3. Roses in the Hospital
4. Faster
5. Me & Steven Hawking
6. 4st 7lbs
7. Motorcycle Emptiness
8. This is Yesterday
9. Little Baby Nothing
10. PCP

Staggeringly good band.

1. Of Walking Abortion
2. She is Suffering
3. 4st 7lbs
4. Faster
5. Enola/Alone
6. This is Yesterday
7. Removables
8. The Girl Who Wanted to be God
9. Life Becoming a Landslide
10. La Tristesse Durera
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on September 01, 2014, 04:52:46 AM
Last flight to leave Moscow from futurology is pretty special too. As is the title track.
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Post by: robgalloway on September 01, 2014, 06:39:44 AM
The new album is ace ... I'm not really a maniacs fan but I can't stop playing the new record
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Post by: briscoetheque on September 01, 2014, 06:52:57 AM
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The new album is ace ... I'm not really a maniacs fan but I can't stop playing the new record

Yep. Yet another change in direction that works. You'd never think rewind the film and futurology were the same band.

Reminds me of the PJ Harvey contrasts, eg Stories from the city vs Let england shake.
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Post by: singnomore on September 01, 2014, 09:28:26 AM
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The new album is ace ... I'm not really a maniacs fan but I can't stop playing the new record

Yep. Yet another change in direction that works. You'd never think rewind the film and futurology were the same band.

Reminds me of the PJ Harvey contrasts, eg Stories from the city vs Let england shake.

I really enjoyed the new stuff live as well - a band I think who is really good at keeping their specific sound fresh
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on March 01, 2015, 07:19:18 PM
Watched their fan-made but highly professional documentary "No Manifesto" yesterday. Really good collection of material, including some Nicky Wire provided footage on VHS from their 2nd gig as teenagers in Blackwood. Pelted with beer bottles and enduring chants like 'you're worse than Swansea City', the band were a long way from where the years would take them.

Really good insight from a film that took 13 years to compile and release.

Definitely recommend.
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 07, 2015, 07:50:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hk0wMhXdM0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hk0wMhXdM0)

Selected bits from their Cardiff Castle show last week. Sounding superb. Wish they'd toured that over here, very jealous of those of you in the states who go to see it.

As darkness falls and they give us 'This is Yesterday' with the castle overlooking the band, what a moment.

Think U2 in Slane.
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Post by: il_capo on June 09, 2015, 04:11:50 PM
Thanks for the youtube link for the Cardiff Castle gig.  It feels weird seeing them doing The Holy Bible outdoors and to so many people... never really enjoyed attending Manics gigs outdoors (in contrast to U2) but the material is fantastic.  "Yes" is a great concert opener. 

Totally agree The Holy Bible is one of the greatest albums ever made.  Here's some youtube from back in the day when there were 4 of them, recorded a month or two before they released this materpiece album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REXJqbX4FTc
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Post by: imaginary friend on June 09, 2015, 04:28:57 PM
Cardiff video got pulled.  :/
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Post by: il_capo on June 09, 2015, 05:26:28 PM
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Cardiff video got pulled.  :/

Try here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdoh7Jo3EWY 

Alas some of the more "difficult" songs off THB were not broadcast: Archives of Pain, Mausoleum, 4st 7lbs, Intense Humming of Evil, Die in the Summertime.  Would've been nice to see Removables broadcast from set 2 too!
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 11, 2015, 10:33:55 PM
Yeah it's a shame they cut a lot of it but they broadcast 'Yes', 'Faster', 'Revol', 'This is Yesterday' and 'PCP'. Probably better than any other songs that were released in the last 15 years :-)
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Post by: il_capo on June 12, 2015, 09:58:19 AM
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Yeah it's a shame they cut a lot of it but they broadcast 'Yes', 'Faster', 'Revol', 'This is Yesterday' and 'PCP'. Probably better than any other songs that were released in the last 15 years :-)

Indeed, brilliant songs... and "Of Walking Abortion" was also broadcast - a personal favourite.  "PCP" is brilliant - I berated James for their not playing it more often when I bumped into him at a Kenickie gig back in the day.  He said I should be satisfied that he was doing "This is Yesterday" in his solo slot on that tour  :)
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Post by: an tha on June 12, 2015, 10:39:52 AM
Of walking abortion is probably my favourite Manics song....

Seeing them play the holy bible in its entirety at the roundhouse was incredible, something I'll never forget.
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Post by: il_capo on June 12, 2015, 10:56:37 AM
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Of walking abortion is probably my favourite Manics song....

Seeing them play the holy bible in its entirety at the roundhouse was incredible, something I'll never forget.

It's one of my very favourites Manic songs too, and like you I very much enjoyed the Roundhouse shows in December.  Strangely I far more enjoyed it than being at the Astoria in 94, but I've been reflecting as to how that 94 gig stayed in my mind for months and months afterwards, whilst the Roundhouse has not.  Perhaps it's no more than a sign that I am ageing and gigs don't affect me as much as they once did.

The Cardiff Castle show was good but it looks too big - I am not sure such dense, intelligent and dark songs are best heard at celebratory open-air festivals.  I thought the Roundhouse was a great venue for THB.  It's one of my favourite London venues.
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Post by: il_capo on June 12, 2015, 10:58:29 AM
Nicky was really going for it on Of Walking Abortion at the Roundhouse - it was menacing, brilliant.
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Post by: an tha on June 13, 2015, 03:03:20 AM
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Nicky was really going for it on Of Walking Abortion at the Roundhouse - it was menacing, brilliant.

It was, going back to your earlier point about the venues and the songs, the claustrophobic nature of some of the songs is better suited to a smaller more intimate venue.

Later Manics work like everything must go works better in the expanses
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 13, 2015, 08:48:04 AM
Yeah it was odd watching such dark songs be played in daylight at the start. But what a setting.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: an tha on June 13, 2015, 10:56:07 AM
That BBC show is a joke jibbibg tracks from the home bible, but I suppose it's sort of inevitable they would want to show the hits or break up the darkness.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on June 13, 2015, 02:06:41 PM
I've really gone off the commercial period, in particular everything must go and this is my truth albums.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: il_capo on June 13, 2015, 05:06:33 PM
The Manics post-Richey were so incredibly different from what they were before.  A bit like U2 with Achtung Baby, but with none of the glamour of that change.  They started to dress in "Man from C&A" casualware and began to look middle aged before their time.  Their sound and musicianship much improved, but lyrically there is a mournfulness and sense of loss and resignation rather than anger and rebellion.  A Design for Life is a political song, but instead of a revolutionary angst-ridden attempt to escape their surroundings (Generation Terrorists) it aligns them with a South Wales Labour Party self-improvement heritage.

I like those 2 albums you mention but I wouldn't take them above the first three. 
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: an tha on June 13, 2015, 05:26:03 PM
Everything must go and this is my truth in the Manics cannon....remind me of ATYCLB and HTDAAB in u2's...albums that lack the edge, and the fire of the records I loved from them both and what made the bands special and containing far too much that is clearly aimed for popularity.

I felt quite similarly about them as fans of the bands that they were disappointments to me compared to the albums I loved from both bands - they all feel like watered down versions of the bands, like Manics lite and u2 lite.

I would still take the two Manics albums over the u2 two though as they contain more of what attracted me to them in the first place and whilst as I say both are emasculated compared to their respective high peaks that came before them the manics albums just have a bit more of a flicker of a flame to them, musically and especially lyrically...for all its faults this is my truth contains lyrics like:

For you my dear sister
Holding onto me forever
Disco dancing with the rapists
Your only crime is silence....





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Post by: suitoflights on June 13, 2015, 08:33:55 PM
Agree with above. I guess I'm just bored of design for life. They always play it at the end of every gig. Also never liked you stole the sun. I love Futurology though, it's in my top 3.
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: briscoetheque on June 15, 2015, 07:59:21 PM
I love everything must go, it was, to me, the only way they could turn after the loss of Richie. They couldn't get close to the Holy Bible without him, but they could move into different sounds and textures, and different image without compromising their ability to still wrap up great lyrics and music.

Elvis impersonator, Kevin Carter, the title track, Enola Alone, Removables, No Surface All Feeling... they're all songs that stand up to me.

Design for Life, it's an incredible song, we've just hit a 'Pride moment' with it. We've heard it a lot.

This is My Truth was the commercial success they deserved and had. As James has remarked a few times, a song about the Spanish civil war got to number 1 on the charts, so there is hope. The subject matter of the whole album was still challenging, and the lyrics good but we had become accustomed to such a high level of lyricism from Richey that Nick just couldn't match. I hated Tsunami (mostly because it sounded like a Newcastle United anthem) but now love it live.

The only albums I never really got into were Lifeblood and Send away the Tigers, though I've got around to listening to the latter more. I actually am in the minority in that I didn't mind know your enemy, though it was disjointed and all over the place. Though sorry James, I hate Ocean Spray.

I wouldn't put Everything Must Go and This is My Truth anywhere near ATYCLB or HTDAAB. Both Manics albums are far superior and bat a lot deeper.

I've done this before so might contradict myself but here and now I would probably go...

Holy Bible
Generation Terrorists
Journal for Plague Lovers
Everything Must Go
Futurology
This is My Truth
Postcards from a Young Man
Rewind the Film
Send Away the Tigers
Lifeblood
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Post by: il_capo on June 16, 2015, 03:12:09 PM
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I love everything must go, it was, to me, the only way they could turn after the loss of Richie. They couldn't get close to the Holy Bible without him, but they could move into different sounds and textures, and different image without compromising their ability to still wrap up great lyrics and music.

Elvis impersonator, Kevin Carter, the title track, Enola Alone, Removables, No Surface All Feeling... they're all songs that stand up to me.

Design for Life, it's an incredible song, we've just hit a 'Pride moment' with it. We've heard it a lot.

This is My Truth was the commercial success they deserved and had. As James has remarked a few times, a song about the Spanish civil war got to number 1 on the charts, so there is hope. The subject matter of the whole album was still challenging, and the lyrics good but we had become accustomed to such a high level of lyricism from Richey that Nick just couldn't match. I hated Tsunami (mostly because it sounded like a Newcastle United anthem) but now love it live.

The only albums I never really got into were Lifeblood and Send away the Tigers, though I've got around to listening to the latter more. I actually am in the minority in that I didn't mind know your enemy, though it was disjointed and all over the place. Though sorry James, I hate Ocean Spray.

I wouldn't put Everything Must Go and This is My Truth anywhere near ATYCLB or HTDAAB. Both Manics albums are far superior and bat a lot deeper.

I've done this before so might contradict myself but here and now I would probably go...

Holy Bible
Generation Terrorists
Journal for Plague Lovers
Everything Must Go
Futurology
This is My Truth
Postcards from a Young Man
Rewind the Film
Send Away the Tigers
Lifeblood

I would not view “Everything Must Go” as an intentionally watered down album, but it is certainly less intense and less relevant than The Holy Bible.  They’d lost their principal lyricist and the man who orchestrated their intellectual direction and image, so it was obviously going to be different.  I certainly enjoyed the EMG tour and travelled to see many shows which were very cathartic.  And they’d clearly developed as musicians on that tour.  But EMG doesn’t stay in the memory like The Holy Bible.    I agree that A Design for Life is a great song like Pride is a great song. 

This is My Truth has some brilliant moments on it – like the number 1 single about the Spanish Civil War.  “Holes in your head today, but I’m a pacifist” is a fantastic line.  Yet their lyrics had become much more set in the self-improvement labourist tradition which many people (like Richey) felt alienated from.  The revolutionary rejection of all established ways of living that infused Generation Terrorists and The Holy Bible was gone: “deny your culture of consumption, this is a culture of destruction”. And musically the anthems aren’t to my taste: like you say “Tsunami” sounds like a crass sing-a-long when they reach the chorus. 

I’m one of the small army who actually likes Lifeblood  :)  You missed out Gold Against the Soul from your list of albums - where would you place that?
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Post by: an tha on June 16, 2015, 03:21:30 PM
The Holy Bible
Generation Terrorists
Journal for Plague Lovers
Everything Must Go
Futurology
Postcards from a Young Man
This is my truth tell me yours
Know your enemy
Send away the tigers
Lifeblood
Gold against the soul
Rewind the film


Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: suitoflights on June 17, 2015, 10:41:31 AM
I've never really liked Generation Terrorists. It would have been better if about half the songs were cut. Sure motorcycle and you love us are two of their best songs though.
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Post by: an tha on June 17, 2015, 11:34:25 AM
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I've never really liked Generation Terrorists. It would have been better if about half the songs were cut. Sure motorcycle and you love us are two of their best songs though.

I think as the band have said its the fact it is so overblown that makes it what it is, and it had to be after how it was detailed to people, it is silly at times but in a mad way where the silliness becomes good!
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 18, 2015, 07:41:23 AM
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You missed out Gold Against the Soul from your list of albums - where would you place that?

So I did... very sloppy...!

Probably as an album in the bottom half but has some of my favourite songs on it... La Tristesse, From Despair to Where...
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: an tha on June 18, 2015, 11:01:34 AM
No know your enemy either, Brisco!

I assumed it was a top ten and you left the two out from that....
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: il_capo on June 18, 2015, 02:18:56 PM
Who could forget Know Your Enemy!  Nicky Wire at the time of release: “We’ve made an album that’s achieved what we wanted.  It isn’t just our best album ever, it’s one of the best albums ever.” 
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Post by: an tha on June 18, 2015, 02:45:02 PM
Listening to the band heavily at present...

Just give gold against the soul a spin and it has its clunkers but f****** hell la tristesse and from despair to where are great...

I also always had a soft spot for life becoming a landslide and still do!

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Post by: il_capo on June 18, 2015, 02:55:31 PM
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Listening to the band heavily at present...

Just give gold against the soul a spin and it has its clunkers but f****** hell la tristesse and from despair to where are great...

I also always had a soft spot for life becoming a landslide and still do!

Yep, love those songs too.  And let us not forget that classic Symphony for Tourette, where the teacher tries to help a kid out who is being bullied for having Tourette's Syndrome:

Children can be cruel she said
So I smashed her in the f***ing head
Sorry dear, that's the nature of Tourette
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Post by: an tha on June 18, 2015, 03:07:50 PM
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Listening to the band heavily at present...

Just give gold against the soul a spin and it has its clunkers but f****** hell la tristesse and from despair to where are great...

I also always had a soft spot for life becoming a landslide and still do!

Yep, love those songs too.  And let us not forget that classic Symphony for Tourette, where the teacher tries to help a kid out who is being bullied for having Tourette's Syndrome:

Children can be cruel she said
So I smashed her in the f***ing head
Sorry dear, that's the nature of Tourette

Ha, yes!

Just been watching a few youtube videos as well including little baby nothing, I always thought the girl in the video was Traci Lords, was several years after I realised it wasn't
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 19, 2015, 07:02:43 AM
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No know your enemy either, Brisco!

I assumed it was a top ten and you left the two out from that....

I'm stupid. I discussed it and then left it off the list!
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 19, 2015, 07:04:05 AM
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Listening to the band heavily at present...

Just give gold against the soul a spin and it has its clunkers but f****** hell la tristesse and from despair to where are great...

I also always had a soft spot for life becoming a landslide and still do!

Yep, love those songs too.  And let us not forget that classic Symphony for Tourette, where the teacher tries to help a kid out who is being bullied for having Tourette's Syndrome:

Children can be cruel she said
So I smashed her in the f***ing head
Sorry dear, that's the nature of Tourette

Ha, yes!

Just been watching a few youtube videos as well including little baby nothing, I always thought the girl in the video was Traci Lords, was several years after I realised it wasn't

I dream one day of Kylie reclaiming that song again in a duet with James live. Hell, they could even do Some Kind of Bliss to back it up.

I know it's been done but it should be a staple when they are in the same place  ;)
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Post by: an tha on June 19, 2015, 08:48:38 AM
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Listening to the band heavily at present...

Just give gold against the soul a spin and it has its clunkers but f****** hell la tristesse and from despair to where are great...

I also always had a soft spot for life becoming a landslide and still do!

Yep, love those songs too.  And let us not forget that classic Symphony for Tourette, where the teacher tries to help a kid out who is being bullied for having Tourette's Syndrome:

Children can be cruel she said
So I smashed her in the f***ing head
Sorry dear, that's the nature of Tourette

Ha, yes!

Just been watching a few youtube videos as well including little baby nothing, I always thought the girl in the video was Traci Lords, was several years after I realised it wasn't

I dream one day of Kylie reclaiming that song again in a duet with James live. Hell, they could even do Some Kind of Bliss to back it up.

I know it's been done but it should be a staple when they are in the same place  ;)

Ha! This - with bells on!
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Marvinho on June 19, 2015, 09:41:06 AM
I've sort of dipped in and out with the Manics. I loved the first LP, thought the second was pretty good so went to see 'em at Glastonbury in 1994 when everyone was watching The Levellers and was absolutely gob smacked. They were, by a country mile, the best band of the entire weekend. I think The Holy Bible came out pretty soon after and I saw them tour that LP which was also a great show. I loved the stark, bleakness of it all. I lost interest over the years but recently started buying their albums once more. Will never forget that Glastonbury set though.
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Post by: il_capo on June 19, 2015, 12:09:20 PM
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Listening to the band heavily at present...

Just give gold against the soul a spin and it has its clunkers but f****** hell la tristesse and from despair to where are great...

I also always had a soft spot for life becoming a landslide and still do!

Yep, love those songs too.  And let us not forget that classic Symphony for Tourette, where the teacher tries to help a kid out who is being bullied for having Tourette's Syndrome:

Children can be cruel she said
So I smashed her in the f***ing head
Sorry dear, that's the nature of Tourette

Ha, yes!

Just been watching a few youtube videos as well including little baby nothing, I always thought the girl in the video was Traci Lords, was several years after I realised it wasn't

I dream one day of Kylie reclaiming that song again in a duet with James live. Hell, they could even do Some Kind of Bliss to back it up.

I know it's been done but it should be a staple when they are in the same place  ;)

Yep - I saw them when they did the song with Kylie in London at a Christmas show at the end of the EMG tour.  She looked tiny next to Nicky.  Her career wasn't up to much when she agreed to do this show, whilst the Manics were at the height of their fame.  To be fair to her she got all the lyrics right.
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Post by: il_capo on June 19, 2015, 12:14:25 PM
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I've sort of dipped in and out with the Manics. I loved the first LP, thought the second was pretty good so went to see 'em at Glastonbury in 1994 when everyone was watching The Levellers and was absolutely gob smacked. they were by a country mile the best band of the entire weekend. I think The Holy Bible came out pretty soon after and I saw them tour that LP which also a great show. I loved the stark, bleakness of it all. I lost interest over the years but recently started buying their albums once more. Will never forget that Glastonbury set though.

I thought they were fantastic in the spring and summer of 94.  I saw them do a show with the Pogues before THB came out and they were at the top of their game.  THB tour got increasingly bleak as it went along.  The Astoria show was dark - Richey was on stage and looked totally absent, just going through the motions with his eyes glued to the stage floor.  He was so terribly thin.  Nicky looked troubled and unhappy.  James and Sean gave it their all, as they always do.  The shows from that year do occupy the memory.
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Post by: suitoflights on June 20, 2015, 03:29:51 PM
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The Holy Bible
Generation Terrorists
Journal for Plague Lovers
Everything Must Go
Futurology
Postcards from a Young Man
This is my truth tell me yours
Know your enemy
Send away the tigers
Lifeblood
Gold against the soul
Rewind the film




I agree with you about Rewind the Film. Strange that they recored Futurology at the same time which I think is one of their best.
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Post by: an tha on June 20, 2015, 03:36:47 PM
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The Holy Bible
Generation Terrorists
Journal for Plague Lovers
Everything Must Go
Futurology
Postcards from a Young Man
This is my truth tell me yours
Know your enemy
Send away the tigers
Lifeblood
Gold against the soul
Rewind the film




I agree with you about Rewind the Film. Strange that they recored Futurology at the same time which I think is one of their best.

Rewind the film is a record I've just never got on with, I'm not big on the more acoustic sound.

Futurology....I like a lot, it's a very good piece of work
Title: Re: Manic Street Preachers appreciation thread
Post by: Izzy on July 17, 2017, 05:28:44 PM
So I was listening to "songs of experience" today, and happened upon a track called "a little girl lost"

We're the striking similarities to "rewind the film" already pointed out?

As an aside, Early David axelrod stuff is pretty cool, like jazzy versions of the music from lost

https://youtu.be/JYmTWY0zXHc (https://youtu.be/JYmTWY0zXHc)